Jardin des Arènes

Opening hours

Open

  • Monday 07:30 am - 09:00 pm
  • Tuesday 07:30 am - 09:00 pm
  • Wednesday 07:30 am - 09:00 pm
  • Thursday 07:30 am - 09:00 pm
  • Friday 07:30 am - 09:00 pm
  • Saturday 07:30 am - 09:00 pm
  • Sunday 07:30 am - 09:00 pm

Closes at 09:00 pm

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Location : In town

Province : White Périgord

  • English
    • Périgueux is the best known Roman city in Aquitaine.

      Before the Roman conquest, the current Dordogne department was occupied by the Celtic people of the Pétrucores or Pétrocores.

      When the emperor Auguste created the Aquitaine province around 16 BC. AD, he divided it into 21 cities, including the City of Petrucores (Civitas petrucoriorum) which was endowed with a capital called Vésone (Vesunna in Latin) named after a protective native deity.

      Vésone occupied a meander on the right bank of the Isle over 60 hectares. The town planning and architecture of this new city were to express the Roman order and encourage the adoption by the local population of a new lifestyle. in the 1st century AD. AD, it already had a forum and an amphitheater of 20,000 spectators.

      The city seems to have been a vast construction site until, at least, the middle of the second century, with in particular the construction of the large temple known today as the Tower of Vesone.

      As in all of Gaul, public affairs were managed by the notables of Gallic origin, quickly Romanized. In Vésone, all around the civic center, the houses of notables (domus) developed from the 1st century. Towards the end of the third century, after a period of recession, the city tightened in a rampart. The monuments were dismantled stone by stone to serve, in reuse, for the construction of this new monumental set. It was the beginning of another type of urban life.

      In the 19th century, the site was converted into a public garden. Listed on the list of historic monuments in 1840, it was remodeled in 1972. There is a playground and a pool.

      OPENING HOURS :

      October 1 to April 1: 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
      April 2 to September 30: 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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Traveller Reviews Jardin des Arènes

4.2 sur 5 1022 reviews

  • Phillip Spencer

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Phillip Spencer on 01/05/2022

    Very nice public park inside the site of the old Roman arena, vestiges of which are still visible around the edges of the park. It also has a good play area for children. Well worth a visit if walking from the city centre to the Roman museum nearby.

  • Yessi van de Pas

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Yessi van de Pas on 18/07/2022

    Awesom place!! Great for kids to play with water and later, when the shadow is going over the playground, in the playground. There is shadow to sit and see your kids play. There are supermarkets nearby to buy icecream and drinks;-)

  • Nico Lowie

    3 sur 5 Reviews posted by Nico Lowie on 18/08/2022

    Remains of Roman theater. Not much left

Traveller Reviews Jardin des Arènes

4.0 sur 5 75 reviews

  • "Nice garden, disappointed in the theatre."

    3 / 5 Reviews posted by mitch w (Bordeaux, France) on 17/07/2020

    Living in Bordeaux, I am spoiled with are arena Palais Gallien. While much was dismantled this area is almost completed crumbled. On the other hand a very nice park, great place for kids and other...

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  • "A walk away from the tourist centre but worth it."

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Jeff F (Warragul, Australia) on 10/08/2019

    Beautiful gardens with a gorgeous soft blue water set of fountains and ponds. Very well maintained with pretty flowers and sculptured trees it was a pleasure to walk through. It’s not large so does...

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  • "Perfect for a quick break when traveling with kids"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by waterangel21 (Brookline, Massachusetts) on 21/07/2018

    We were feeling tired of driving in the car and pushing the stroller around, so we went here and our toddler could run free for a bit. There’s some small playground equipment, but the real draw was...

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Jardin des Arènes

Address

9 boulevard des Arènes
24000 Périgueux

GPS coordinates

45° 10'57.44"N, 0° 42'46.92"E

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